In an accomplishment to affluence cartage hold-ups, Bangladesh Railway bygone launched two new drivers alternation casework on the Dhaka-Narayanganj route.
The casework accept been alien to facilitate added bodies application the route, railway admiral said adding, it would additionally accommodate over bristles thousand bodies a safer and added acceptable approach of transport.
Communications Abbot Syed Abul Hossain inaugurated the new casework at Kamalapur Railway Station.
The abbot said the government is alive to annex addition 30 pairs of Diesel-Electrical Assorted Units (DEMU) — assorted assemblage trains with assorted carriages powered by one or added on-board agent engines.
These DEMUs will run on Dhaka-Joydevpur, Dhaka-Mymensingh and Dhaka-Narayanganj routes as driver services, he added.
Another 25 initiatives taken to advance the railway casework would additionally alpha to appearance their after-effects from abutting year, hoped the minister.
Rashed Khan Menon MP, admiral of Workers Party of Bangladesh and T A Chowdhury, administrator accepted of BR, were additionally present at the ceremony.
The new alternation set off from Kamalapur Railway Station at 11:20am and accomplished Narayanganj about 12:05pm.
The trains to and from the suburbs are consistently arranged with commuters alive in offices in the capital, said Md Nazmul Islam, Dhaka Divisional Carriage Officer of BR.
While anniversary of the six-coach trains can backpack up to 350 sitting passengers, added than a hundred bodies buy continuing tickets, he added.
Sources in railway said the aboriginal driver alternation leaves Dhaka at 5:45am. After casual through Gandaria, Fatulla, Pagla and Chashara, it alcove Narayanganj at 6:25am. It sets off on acknowledgment cruise at 6:45am.
The additional one leaves Dhaka at 6:40am to ability Narayanganj at 7:20am.
Twelve trains will accomplish in pairs from two ends in every hour of the day, with the aftermost alternation abrogation Narayanganj at 10:25pm. A one-way cruise will amount Tk 6 a passenger, they added.
Railway admiral accept the trains would be able to run on agenda as the advance accept been remodelled in a Tk 43-crore project.
“After the remodeling, the trains can run at a acceleration of 50 kilometers instead of 40 km. So, they can now ability the destinations faster,” mentioned an official.